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Tagged: clarinet

Lori and her bass clarinet

Tonal Diversions Interview at VoyageChicago

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by VoyageChicago, an online magazine. This was my first interview! I appreciate VoyageChicago giving me the opportunity to talk about Tonal Diversions Music and what I...

What’s Playing at Tonal Diversions – September 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, and thought it was time to do another. Rarètes Romantiques Just for Winds recently ran a promotion to receive a free CD, so...

Me performing "The Old Grumbly Bear" with the Crystal Lake Community Band, July 2015

In High Praise of the Adult Amateur Musician

I attended the first-ever Chicago Clarinet Symposium this weekend at Northeastern Illinois University. It was two days filled with everything clarinet: master classes, concerts, vendor displays and sample instruments. I enjoyed my time there....

Photo of a lovely spring landscape

Music Appreciation: Pastoral by Vincent Persichetti

In mid-January, my thoughts inevitably turn to spring. I don’t mind winter to some extent (and this year has been so much better than last year’s Big Bucket of Suck), but spring is my...

My Buffet R-13 Bb clarinet

Music Appreciation: Sonata for Clarinet Mvt. III by Francis Poulenc

(Third in a three-part series. For part one, click here. For part two, click here) From the melancholy of the previous movement, we fly into the third movement with exuberance! It’s a tough call...

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